Basketball Tourney Open to All Services
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2005 Servicemembers and their families will have an opportunity to compete in a 3-on-3 single-elimination basketball tournament beginning this month at military bases coast to coast.
The tour begins March 5 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; March 19 at Fort Bragg, N.C.; and moves on to Fort Knox, Ky., on March 26.
The tourney travels to Norfolk Naval Station, Va., on April 2; then on to Fort Hood, Texas, on April 9.
Other military venues in April, May and June include Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Newport Naval Station, Rhode Island; and Fort Belvoir, Va. The tour concludes at Fort Drum, N.Y., on June 25.
The 3-on-3 teams will compete for cash prizes: $1,000 to the top tournament championship team; $300, second prize; and $100, third prize. Players will receive an event T-shirt and spectators and event attendees will have a chance to win more prizes.
Licensed drivers 18 years or older can test drive cars as well. Also, events will feature video games for all ages, and kids arcade basketball, wireless Internet access to an interactive park where handpicked DJs will cut and spin a hip-hop soundtrack for the day.
Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine MWR organizations are hosting the tournaments at the installations. Authorized MWR patrons can enter a sweepstakes online for an opportunity to win a variety of prizes.
For more details and registration information, please visit the tournament Web site.
(Based on a release from Army Community and Family Support Center Public Affairs and information on the Web.)